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Sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (Article 8(j) WG 6) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

2-6 November 2009 | Montréal, Canada
 

CBDHighlights for Friday,
6 November 2009

The plenary convened at 11 am, to discuss and adopt recommendations on mechanisms for participation, sui generis systems, ethical code and work programme. The plenary also discussed and adopted views on the international ABS regime, for transmission to the ABS Working Group. The meeting was gavelled to a close at 5:05 pm.

 
The closing dais of Article 8 (j) WG 6 with Ahmed Djoghlaf, CBD Executive Secretary; WG Co-Chairs Lucy Mulenkei and Nicola Breier; Olivier Jalbert, CBD Secretariat; and John Scott, CBD Secretariat.
 
 
CLOSING PLENARY:
 
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View of the closing plenary with the new logo of the International Year of Biological Diversity in the background.
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L-R: Kabir Sanjay Bavikatte, Natural Justice, reviewing the draft report with James Seyani, Malawi.

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L-R: ABS WG Co-Chairs Fernando Casas and Timothy Hodges.
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Somaly Chan, Rapporteur, introduced the draft report of the meeting.
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Ellen Gabriel, IIFB, expressed satisfaction with the recognition of the importance of customary laws in developing sui generis systems.

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Gurdial Singh, Malaysia, explained that the Like-Minded Asia-Pacific Region had been formed at this meeting to provide a forum for developing countries in the region with common interests.
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L-R: Esther Camac and Lucia Fernanda Jófej Kaingáng, IIFB
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Johan Bodegård, Sweden

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Nancy Hamzawi, Canada
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James Seyani, Malawi
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Brazil encouraged continuing the work on sui generis systems.

L-R: Gustavo Pacheco, Fernando Coimbra and Pedro Andrade, Brazil

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Tokuko Nabeshima, Japan

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A. K. Goyal, India

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Santiago Obispo, Red de Cooperación Amazónica

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Janet Lowe, New Zealand

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Joseph Ronald Toussaint, Haiti

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CBD Executive Secretary Djoghlaf paid tribute to the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss and congratulated participants on fruitful collaboration between country delegates and community representatives.

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WG Co-Chair Breier congratulated delegates on the development of the work programme and the views on ABS, and invited parties to overcome their differences on bracketed text remaining in the ethical code in time for COP 10. WG Co-Chair Mulenkei encouraged delegates to reach Nagoya with the message of preserving Mother Earth for future generations.

L-R: WG Co-Chairs Lucy Mulenkei and Nicola Breier

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WG Co-Chair Breier with CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf and WG Co-Chair Lucy Mulenkei gavelled the meeting to a close at 5:05 pm.

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ENB @ the meeting:
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John Scott CBD Secretariat giving his insights on the meeting.

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L-R: ENB writers Tanya Rosen, Elisa Morgera and Claudio Chiarolla in a discussion with Gustavo Pacheco, Brazil.

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Related Links

CBD resources
Meeting webpage and official documents
Provisional annotated agenda
Side Events
Global Biodiversity Outlook

General resources
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
FAO CGRFA website
WIPO Traditional Knowledge website
TRIPs Website on IPRs, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

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